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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
January 17, 2023
A Georgia Republican Brags That Voter Suppression Helped Them in 2022
This is a perfect example of how even comparative GOP “moderates” are promoting the Big Lie—and have participated in deranging their own party and eroding American democracy.
December 26, 2022
Poor People Have the Power to Transform America
As the threat of yet more political turmoil and escalating violence looms, isn’t it time to break through the isolation with a new sense of collective power?
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
December 5, 2022
Georgia Democrats Are Going Into Overdrive to Reelect Raphael Warnock
And GOP opponent Herschel Walker is giving them a hand. But don’t ignore the way voter suppression made this harder.
November 24, 2022
Desmond Meade on Why Love Is “the Most Powerful Word in the Universe”
The executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition was homeless, addicted to crack, and suicidal. Now, he has met the president, been one of
magazine’s 100 most influential people, and won a MacArthur grant.
Karlos K. Hill
November 16, 2022
In the War Against Voting, Poll Workers Are on the Front Lines
During the 2022 midterms, election officials faced an unprecedented level of harassment. After the Republicans’ poor performance, antidemocratic conspiracies will only become more prominent.
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November 10, 2022
“It Could Have Been Worse” Is the Wrong Response to the Midterms
While the red wave didn’t materialize, the fact that Republicans performed as well as they did—thanks in part to radical gerrymandering—should terrify us.
November 10, 2022
The GOP’s Bid to Claim a Rigged House Majority
Voters repudiated the GOP congressional agenda. Court-sanctioned gerrymanders made sure it didn’t matter.
November 3, 2022
Could Challenges to Individual Votes Swing the Outcome in Georgia?
Georgia law allows an individual or political group to scan election rolls and look for “suspicious” data, and challenge votes. And over 65,000 challenges have already been made.
October 24, 2022
Trans People’s Rights Are on the Ballot, but Many Won’t Be Able to Vote
Over 850,000 trans Americans are eligible to vote in the midterms. But strict voter ID laws, less mail-in voting, and other barriers will make it more difficult.
October 18, 2022
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Plays the “Angry Black Woman” Card on Stacey Abrams
In Monday’s debate, Kemp lied about his record on guns and the economy and condescended to his Democratic opponent.